A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Marbella vs. Oviedo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Marbella or Oviedo?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Marbella or Oviedo, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Marbella or Oviedo?

Marbella

Marbella is a city in southern Spain in the province of Malaga. It is part of the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) and is located on the Mediterranean Sea between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is one of the most important tourist cities in the area and receives many national and international tourists year round due to its climate and tourism structures. Marbella is a bit of a glamorous city due to its beauty and resort-type environment. The old town with its narrow cobbled streets and flower-filled plazas is packed with shops and art galleries selling boutique clothes and accessories, and handmade wares. The city has significant archaeological and historical heritage and many events and performances throughout the year.

Oviedo

Oviedo is the capital city of the Asturias Principality in Northern Spain. It is a city of churches and cathedrals with many of its buildings designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Its old town, or Casco Antiguo, is the most historic part of Oviedo, where many of the UNESCO sites are situated.

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Which place is cheaper, Oviedo or Marbella?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Marbella is €117, while the average daily cost in Oviedo is €106. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Marbella and Oviedo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Marbella 61
    Oviedo 53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Marbella 122
    Oviedo 106
Compare Hotels in Marbella and Oviedo

Looking for a hotel in Marbella or Oviedo? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Marbella


Hotels in Oviedo


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Marbella Hotel Prices and Oviedo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Marbella 24
    Oviedo 20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marbella

Also for Marbella, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • From Malaga: Private Transfer Malaga Airport to Marbella: $236
  • Private Transfer from Gaucín to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $223
  • Private Transfer from La Alcaidesa to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $205
  • Private Transfer from Manilva to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $175
  • Private Transfer from Sabinillas to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $175
  • Private Transfer from Puerto de la Duquesa to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $175
  • Private Transfer from Cómpeta to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $137
  • Private Transfer from El Paraíso to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $135
  • Private Transfer from Cancelada to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $135
  • Private Transfer from Guadalmina to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $132
  • Private Transfer from Benahavís to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $132
  • Private Transfer from Istán to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $132

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Oviedo

Also for Oviedo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport to Oviedo and Gijón: $71
  • Private Transfer from Asturias Airport (OVD) to Gijon Cruise Port: $39

Is it cheaper to fly into Marbella or Oviedo?

Prices for flights to both Oviedo and Marbella change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Marbella 38
    Oviedo 38

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Marbella

For Marbella, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Food Tour: $87
  • Fuengirola Boat Activity with Champagne Dinner and Sunset: $109
  • Gourmet Cooking Class & Culture in the rural Montes de Malaga.: $191

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Marbella 19
    Oviedo 19

Tours and Activities in Marbella

For Marbella, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Taste of Marbella Food & Market Small Group Tour : $106
  • 2 h Estepona Bay Tour: $45
  • 2 hours Quad Tour Marbella - From 170€ per group up 2 people: $182
  • 3-Hour Private Guided Bicycle Tour in Marbella: $53
  • Antequera Classic Winery Tour: $206
  • Authentic Andalusia - Jeep Eco Tour (pick up from Marbella - Estepona) : $104
  • Bike City Tour Marbella: $32
  • Buggy Adventure with Incredible Views of the Sea and the Reservoir: $109
  • Caminito del Rey and Ardales Guided Tour from Costa del Sol: $75
  • Discover Marbella's Old Town with five-star private tour: $97
  • Dolphin Watching Adventure in Estepona Bay: $38
  • E-Bike Tour through Marbella/ Puerto Banús and San Pedro: $101

Tours and Activities in Oviedo

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Oviedo.

  • 1934 Revolution Tour: $11
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of Oviedo: $79
  • Civil War Tour of Oviedo: $11
  • Covadonga and Lakes and Occidental coast Private Tour: $342
  • Direct Tour to Covadonga Lakes Picos de Europa from Oviedo: $94
  • From Covadonga, Cangas de Onís, and Lastres Tour: $45
  • Full-Day Tour at Oviedo to Coastal Wonders of Asturias : $290
  • Guided Tour of the Cathedral of Oviedo: $12
  • Guided tour of Oviedo: $11
  • OVIEDO SCARY! Legends and Mysteries Tour: $11
  • Oviedo : Archaeological and fine arts museum tour: $16
  • Oviedo : Walking tour of the Historic Center: $150

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Marbella 5.71
    Oviedo 16

Sample the Local Flavors in Marbella

Also in Marbella, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Iberico Ham and Wine Tasting Journey: $80
  • E-Mountain Bike & Wine Tour from Marbella to Sierra Blanca: $108
  • Ronda Full Day Wine Tour from Marbella: $195
  • From Antequera Wine Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $213
  • From Axarquia Wine Tour with Wine Pairing Lunch: $234
  • VIP Ronda Wine Tour and Tasting and Gourmet Lunch Experience with Winemaker: $272


When comparing the travel costs between Marbella and Oviedo, we can see that Marbella is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Marbella Expensive? and Is Oviedo Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Marbella or Oviedo?

Oviedo has a larger population, and is about 76% larger than the population of Marbella. When comparing the sizes of Marbella and Oviedo, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Marbella or Oviedo?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Marbella or Oviedo in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Marbella and Oviedo. Many travelers come to Marbella for the beaches, snorkeling, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Marbella is generally a little warmer than Oviedo. Daily temperatures in Marbella average around 25°C (77°F), and Oviedo fluctuates around 19°C (65°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Oviedo this time of the year. In Marbella, it's very sunny this time of the year. Marbella usually receives more sunshine than Oviedo during summer. Marbella gets 348 hours of sunny skies, while Oviedo receives 203 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Marbella usually receives less rain than Oviedo. Marbella gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Oviedo receives 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Marbella 25°C (77°F) 
    Oviedo 19°C (65°F)

Should I visit Marbella or Oviedo in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Marbella as well as Oviedo. Many visitors come to Marbella in the autumn for the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Marbella is a little warmer than Oviedo in the autumn. The daily temperature in Marbella averages around 19°C (67°F) in October, and Oviedo fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Marbella this time of the year. In the autumn, Marbella often gets more sunshine than Oviedo. Marbella gets 213 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Oviedo receives 138 hours of full sun.

Marbella usually gets less rain in October than Oviedo. Marbella gets 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain, while Oviedo receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Marbella 19°C (67°F) 
    Oviedo 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Marbella or Oviedo in the Winter?

Both Oviedo and Marbella are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Marbella for the shopping scene and the cuisine during these months.

In the winter, Marbella is a little warmer than Oviedo. Typically, the winter temperatures in Marbella in January average around 12°C (54°F), and Oviedo averages at about 10°C (49°F).

Marbella usually receives more sunshine than Oviedo during winter. Marbella gets 171 hours of sunny skies, while Oviedo receives 95 hours of full sun in the winter.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Oviedo. In January, Marbella usually receives less rain than Oviedo. Marbella gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Oviedo receives 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Marbella 12°C (54°F) 
    Oviedo 10°C (49°F)

Should I visit Marbella or Oviedo in the Spring?

Both Oviedo and Marbella during the spring are popular places to visit. The spring months attract visitors to Marbella because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Marbella is generally a little warmer than Oviedo. Daily temperatures in Marbella average around 16°C (60°F), and Oviedo fluctuates around 11°C (53°F).

It's quite sunny in Marbella. In the spring, Marbella often gets more sunshine than Oviedo. Marbella gets 220 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Oviedo receives 143 hours of full sun.

Marbella usually gets less rain in April than Oviedo. Marbella gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Oviedo receives 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Marbella 16°C (60°F) 
    Oviedo 11°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Oviedo and Marbella

Marbella Oviedo
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (54°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 10°C (49°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 75 mm (3 in) 10°C (50°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Mar 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 11°C (53°F) 92 mm (3.6 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 14°C (56°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 13 mm (0.5 in) 16°C (61°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 19°C (65°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Aug 25°C (78°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 19°C (66°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 23°C (74°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 16°C (60°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Nov 15°C (60°F) 115 mm (4.5 in) 12°C (54°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Dec 13°C (55°F) 102 mm (4 in) 10°C (51°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)